Maligawila Buddha Statue

Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buttala: Address, Maligawila Buddha Statue Reviews: 4.5/5

Maligawila Buddha Statue
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Chrishantha Perera
Colombo, Sri Lanka115 contributions
Amazing stone carving Buddha statue
Apr 2021 • Couples
Very well maintained by the government to preserve for future generations. Can enjoy how much time spent to make the beautiful statues. Need to climb a bit to see the Bodhisathava statue.
Written 12 April 2021
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Auranga D
Piliyandala, Sri Lanka123 contributions
Trip to kataragama
Aug 2020 • Family
I visited the place with my family. Lot to learn. Security needs to improve since car park direction was not so good. Also need to advertise about the history of the place more. But if someone visiting buttala area pls visit.
Written 2 August 2020
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Tour Uva
Badulla, Sri Lanka65 contributions
best examples of the standing image of the Buddha from ancient Sri Lanka.
May 2019 • Business
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The Maligawila Buddha statue is located close to the village of Maligawila in the Moneragala District of the Uva Province in Sri Lanka. It has been carved from a single large limestone rock, and is considered to be the tallest ancient free-standing image in Sri Lanka, at a height of 37 feet 10 inches (11.53 m). Along with the Buddha statues of Avukana and Buduruvagala, the Maligawila Buddha statue is considered one of the best examples of the standing image of the Buddha from ancient Sri Lanka.

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Written 9 March 2020
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Asitha G
Colombo, Sri Lanka336 contributions
Tallest free standing Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka
Sep 2019
Must visit place if you are travelling in this area. Built in 7th Century by King Aggabodhi includes the limestone buddha status and the bodhisathva statue.
The temple garden is a wide open space worth taking time to explore.
Written 4 September 2019
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ychampathit
Colombo, Sri Lanka47 contributions
Fantastic Heritage; Great for Photography
May 2018 • Family
Yet again an unfamous tourist place in Sri Lanka. Must visit together with Buduruwagala and if you’re on the way you Arugam Bay. Magical surrounding and many other attractions in proximity.
Written 14 April 2019
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
45 Feet Maligawila Buddha Statue Curved from Single Limestone & Well Known to Local Worshipers.
Jun 2018 • Friends
A large ugly metal canopy erected above it making it difficult to photograph in its natural surrounds but it provides protection against sun and the rain. Carved from a single piece of limestone rock, the statue dates back to the 6th-7th Century AD when it was built by the first Aggabodhi, a prince from the southern kingdom of Ruhunu. The site also contains a rock Bodhisattva. The monastic complex used to be occupied by a sect of hermit monks.
A wonderful standing Buddha statue with 45 feet in height, carved out of limestone which had decayed due to negligence & was broken into large pieces. Due to the ingenious craftsmanship of Sri-Lankan engineers, it has been brought back to its former glory.
The Maligawila Buddha statue is located close to the village of Maligawila between Okkampitiya and Maligavila. This is not a touristy place but very much part of the history of Sri Lanka.
This place is well known to local Buddhists, but not very much known to foreign tourists. It is easy to get to this place as the roads are good. It is advisable for foriegn tourists to visit with a guide. Well worth a visit to both local & foreign tourists.
Written 11 July 2018
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ledebs
Australia20 contributions
Tallest Free-standing Buddha in Sri Lanka
Aug 2017 • Couples
Spoilt only by the large ugly metal canopy erected above it making it difficult to photograph in its natural surrounds.
Written 29 October 2017
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,671 contributions
he tallest standing Buddha statue in Sri-Lanka.
Aug 2017 • Friends
A wonderful Buddha statue carved out of limestone which had decayed due to negligence & was broken into large pieces.
Due to the ingenious craftsmanship of Sri-Lankan engineers, it has been brought back to its former glory.
This Buddha statue is the tallest Standing Buddha statue in Sri-Lanka.
Well worth a visit to both local & foreign tourists
This place is well known to local Buddhists, but not very much known to foreign tourists.
It is easy to get to this place as the roads are good.
It is advisable for foriegn tourists to visit with a guide.
Written 23 August 2017
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11818taj9
Negombo, Sri Lanka46 contributions
Maligawila Standing Buddha
May 2017 • Family
The Maligawila Buddha is the tallest free-standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, standing at 45ft high.
Carved from a single piece of limestone rock, the statue dates back to the 6th/7th Century AD when it was built by the first Aggabodhi, a prince from the southern kingdom of Ruhunu. The site also contains a rock Bodhisattva, standing at 34ft tall. The monastic complex used to be occupied by a sect of hermit monks.
Written 23 July 2017
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Dilshad_Sadiq
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka138 contributions
Truly amazing, unforgotten history and worth the visit
Dec 2016 • Business
a visit to the Maligawila Buddha statue is worthwhile for those adventurous enough and who love non-touristic elements in travel. the 7th century monuments are fascinating, filled with untold stories of history

the road networks are great now and the little villages are truly interesting
Written 4 June 2017
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